A close up of one end
The ready hemmed blank silk scarf is attached to an Arty's Easyfix frame while being worked on.
Both are available to buy by mail order from Silkcraft click here for the frames and here for the scarves.
I find this type of frame is useful for painting scarves. I have a square frame and an extension kit. The system is flexible and can be set up for different sizes of scarf, oblong or square. The silk is held away from the frame rather than pinned onto a wooden frame which means that ready hemmed blank scarves can be painted right to the edge.
I find it a bit fiddly to set up and for work where the edges will not be seen prefer to use a wooden frame.
TIPS Don't make the rolled edge too wet. Be on the look out for moisture from the rolled edge moving into the drying scarf and making watermarks.
I painted this scarf in small sections and dried them one at a time with a hair drier. This has to be watched too as one colour can spread along inside the rolled hem and get into the next section.
Finished scarf 135x35cm approx